Job Summary:Under the direction of the Registered Nurse performs a variety of duties related to the care and treatment of patients. Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
Assists patients with ADL’s.
Demonstrates proficiency with the taking of vital signs, treatments, procedures, and equipment as demonstrated by the skills checklist.
Weighs, lifts moves, positions and transports patients as appropriate.
Documents interventions and the patient’s response in the nursing progress notes.
Communicates and documents changes in patient condition in a timely manner.
Maintains a safe and pleasant environment for the patient.
Promptly answers patient lights.
Maintains adequate stock of supplies in each patient room.
Maintains par levels of the clean supply and medication rooms, re-orders items as needed, keeps an accurate list of supplies, re-stocks shelves and maintains a clean environment.
Demonstrates the ability to recognize and deal with emergencies.
Completes identification and allergy bracelets on all new admissions as needed.
Correctly adds forms to all records as needed (.i.e. doctor’s orders, progress notes).
Exchanges needle boxes, replaces gloves in all patient rooms and participates in maintaining a clean, clutter-free environment.
Assists in arrangements for patient transports at the request of the nurse in charge.
Demonstrates competency in the following areas by physical demonstration or written exam:Equipment, Age Specific Assessment, and Interventions, Blood Glucose monitoring, EKG procedure, venipuncture, urine testing, and handling of other specimens that may be required.
Reviews, attends, and signs all in-service updates.
Actively participates in own performance appraisal.
In the Emergency Department performs a modified patient assessment relative to presenting compliant, past medical history, allergies, tetanus status, etc.
As assigned monitors inventory in clinics and replaces materials as needed.
Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required for the PositionAbility to:
Ability to tactfully communicate with both internal and external customers but the next level of supervision is responsible for final decisions
Ability to use a telephone, fax, copier, and all other equipment associated with nursing practice.
Ability to stand/walk 90% of the shift, frequent pushing, climbing, bending, reaching, stooping, squatting and helping lift objects and patients ranging from five (5) to three hundred (300) pounds.
Ability to use hands, fingers, arms and wrists, hearing, smell, and verbal skills are required in order to perform job duties.
Utilize face shields/mask, gloves, protective clothing, safety glasses, and other protection associated with the care of patients.
Credentials and Experience Required
High school diploma or equivalent.
Three years of related experience preferred
EMT or equivalent preferred
Must be available to work day, evening and/or night shift as well as rotation on weekends as assigned. Must be able to rotate to units as assigned.
Must be willing to work additional shifts as assigned.
Must be available to stay overnight should need arise during patient transports off island.
May be exposed to the following hazards: temperature fluctuations, moderate noise levels, minimal dust, infectious diseases and other chemicals as customarily used in a hospital setting.Exposure to various hazards in handling patient transports.
Must be available to work overtime as needed to complete all job duties.
May also be required to function in the role of an Emergency Room Technician.
Must be available to work in the case of a Hospital declared emergency.